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this morning on "wld new this morning on "world news now," deadly derailment. passengers insist the commuter train was going too fast before a sharp turn. >> the next thing i know, two people across the train come flying at me and fell on top of me. >> the heartache for victims' families, and what's next for investigators in today's hardship for commuters. chain reaction, a huge pileup in boston after roads turn into sheets of ice. the panic on the highway involving cars and trucks. the unforgettable college football moment at the alabama-auburn game. >> running all the way back! auburn's going to win the football game! auburn's going to win the football game! >> the announcer who lost his voice and the fans whose jaws dropped in the final play of the game. it is monday, december 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> all right. good monday morning, everybody. december 2nd. can you believe it? >> no. >> i want to ask you because i know you said when i left you on friday that you were going to do black friday. you left early in the morning. how did it go? >> i did it. i went straight from here to the mall. >> you are still alive. >> not pushed down or stampeded. >> nothing. but here's what i think the secret was -- i didn't go shopping for electronics. i went shopping for clothes. the beginning of it, walmart and target and best buy is open. everybody was there. where i was empty until noon. that's when i was getting done. >> if it comes in a box that's what everybody stampedes for. don't get things in a box -- may be the trick. >> it depends if you want to go thursday. a lot of people are against it. but today's your day. >> cybermonday. >> cybermonday. all that shopping for you. >> we will talk about it later on. let's get to this, though.
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investigators are looking into whether speed may have been a factor in the train derailment in new york. >> they have recovered the so-called black boxes which will provide valuable information. marci gonzalez is joining us from the scene of the crash. good morning. >> reporter: we're told ntsb investigators could interview the conductor of the train today at the earliest. meanwhile, you can see, they are using spotlights so work can continue overnight here. a nightmare early morning train derailment here in new york city. >> it was like a movie scene basically. >> reporter: seven passenger train cars careening off their tracks, two toppling on their sides, killing four people. hurting more than 60 others. throwing some of the more than 100 on board from their seats. >> the next thing i know two people across the train come flying at me and fell on top of me. >> reporter: just before 6:00 sunday morning, the metro north express train left poughkeepsie, new york, from manhattan's grand
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central terminal. it was rounding a corner in the bronx, and at 7:20 a.m. it derailed. investigators looking into unconfirmed reports the train may have been speeding and other unverified claims the conductor tried to hit the brakes, but they failed. >> our mission is to understand not just what happened but why it happened with the intent of preventing it from happening again. >> reporter: the trains remaining here along the banks of the river until the ntsb has finished inspecting each car. where two men and two women lost their lives. >> i would ask all new yorkers to remember them in their prayers tonight. it is most unfortunate this comes during the holiday season, and i think it's a reminder to the all of us that life is a precious gift. >> reporter: officials here do believe everyone has been accounted for. but investigators are bringing cranes in to lift these cars upright, in part to make certain there's no one still trapped underneath. john and diana?
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>> thank you. such a sad story. one of the four people who died on that train is a man who was on his way to work on the rockefeller christmas tree. rockefeller center christmas tree. there he is. >> like so many others -- james lovell, a family of -- a father of four, a family man according to his neighbors, going to work on the rockefeller tree. it is so sad. these people -- it was a sunday after a huge holiday and now for four families this holiday is marred with this tragedy. >> we will have to keep up with the investigation. obviously speed looks like a potential culprit and maybe human error in that regard. we will see what the ntsb comes up with. moving to this now. investigators are looking into the cause of another fatal train derailment this weekend. the freight train plunged 40 feet down a ravine in southern mexico. two of the victims were railroad employees. the other has been identified as a girlfriend of one of the employees. a health care for passengers on an arizona-bound usairways
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the flight from austin, texas, arrived in phoenix saturday night. passengers are advised to get a tb shot after it was revealed another passenger on board may have had tuberculosis. public health experts including abc's dr. richard besser says that the risk of an infection among the passengers is low because the flight was so short. ntsb investigators have reached the scene of a fatal plane crash in a remote area of alaska. four people died and six were hurt in an accident in st. mary's. pilot and a baby were among the victims. the baby's mother walked a mile in the snow to get help. investigators are looking in to the fiery crash that killed "fast & furious" star paul walker say it could be some time before they know how fast the car was going before it slammed in to a pole near los angeles. he was killed with a friend after a charity event held by walker on saturday. minutes after they took a porsche out for a spin. friends of the event rushed but it was too late.
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>> we tried. we went through fire extinguishers. >> walker who was 40 started as a child actor. he was on a break from filming "fast & furious" at the time of the crash. freezing rain blamed for turning central massachusetts roads in to sheets of ice. it sent dozens of people to the hospital. the worst case was an enormous chain-reaction crash that involved 70 vehicles including a state trooper patrol car responding to the scene. abc's ginger zee has details. >> reporter: wrecked on the holiday hustle home. 70 vehicles piling up near worcester, massachusetts. a thin layer of freezing rain coating the highway. tractor-trailers crushing cars. vehicles nearly pancaked under this truck. the accident injuring at least 35 people. >> extremely surprised that nobody was killed. i've never seen anything of this magnitude. >> reporter: look at this. a passenger on the eastbound lanes witnessing that fresh pileup. you can see the people being rescued. and it's all happening on what
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is always one of the busiest weekends of the year, almost 39 million people traveling on the roads. so the next big weather story happens in the pacific northwest. big-time snows. look at that. almost two feet for jackson, wyoming. great for skiers. not so great on the roads. and then you go for rain. that is what we are most concerned about. it's early monday. seattle and portland getting quite a bit and then finally the cold. this will be a huge change. by the end of the week. look at the numbers. temperatures tumbling all the way down to phoenix. ginger zee, abc news, new york. kansas city police are investigating a suspicious death that took place during the broncos/chiefs game in the parking lot. when the owner of an suv went to his car, he found a stranger inside. the two struggled and when the stranger tried to run away he collapsed and later died. an autopsy is set to determine what caused his death. the bills played in toronto yesterday but the real action was in the stands. toronto's crack-smoking mayor
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rob ford showed up midway through the first quarter. he signed autographs, posed for pictures, plopped down in another fan's seat, had a snack. the still-popular ford was apparently the real winner. israel's prime minister is meeting with the pope at the vatican today. benjamin netanyahu lit a menorah with the premier. he will likely discuss the pontiff's newly announced visit to israel next may and likely to talk about moves in some european countries to outlaw jewish religious practices. in the ukraine, more than 100,000 protesters hit the streets of kiev. they are demanding the president's resignation, furious over his refusal to sign political and trade deals with the european union and are vowing to stay in the city's independence square until he does so. dozens of riot police and demonstrators suffered chemical burns from tear gas. the revamped health care website getting a passing grade but there's room for improvement. government officials say the
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site is now working more than 90% of the time, up from 40% when it was launched. >> the bottom line, healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st. >> officials say some consumers may encounter problems. they are encouraged to phone the call center if that happens. today kicks off phase two of the holiday shopping rush and john's favorite day, cybermonday. analysts predict americans will spend nearly $2 billion today alone. that is just a drop in the bucket compared to the entire weekend's take. by the end of today, americans will have spent an estimated $57 billion, money spent by as many as 140 million shoppers. that's incredible. all of these numbers are slightly down from last year, if you can believe it. retailers have high hopes for today. many analysts are expecting the biggest cybermonday ever. up 11% from three years ago. still some 30% of us are planning to spend less on gifts this year. >> the government shutdown had a real effect on consumer and business confidence.
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so with another potential shutdown looming in january, there's a lot of concern out there, and people are becoming tighter with their money this holiday season. >> experts are reminding shoppers not to forget their online coupons today and stick to your shopping list. it's easy to get carried away when you're shopping on line. >> that's my problem. i shop for other people and buy stuff for myself. what's with up with that? >> that's right. an online retailer planning drone strikes on the competition. amazon says it hopes to use the unmanned aircraft to make same-day deliveries in a few years. the goal would be to get the packages to the customer's hands within 30 minutes of get hitting the complete purchase button. can you imagine? >> they will call the service prime air.
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it may be legal but not technological. if the faa allows the flights to happen so the deliveries can happen. >> nuts. privacy concerns about the drones with cameras flying over people's homes. >> you know, there it is. >> no matter how much the service would cost. i imagine when with i was hearing about the story, they would drop the package on a little parachute like a cartoon. that landed smoothly and left it there. [ helicopter whirring ] >> do you hear something? >> i do, as a matter of fact. >> here's my biggest worry. usually when they deliver something and you call up and say, it hasn't come yet, there's a human that wrote something down, delivered it. saw somebody pick it up. the drone drops the package from the air -- >> they probably have surveillance, tiny camera with tape and they will say yeah, it was delivered. and this is your neighbor stealing it. i think we're years away from that, i think you're right. quite a scene in the
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country's biggest mall. a guy getting in trouble for throwing away his money. a similar story from a guy who calls himself green santa. he wants his fortune to be yours. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by mucinex fast max. r, brought to you by muciex fast max.
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giants are still alive but only because they played a team more inept than themselves. >> i'm a giants fan. i don't like the sound of that. >> brown's one yard run for a second touchdown of the game. 24-17 eliminating the redskins from the postseason. the real sports shocker this weekend was in college football. awesome. auburn's stunning win over alabama left fans speechless. >> including auburn's announcer. that alone, not who won or lost, makes it our favorite story of the day. here's abc's rob nelson. >> reporter: by now you have already seen sudden's epic final play in the iron bowl. with no time left on the clock auburn returning the touch down to defeat its archrival alabama. >> he could field it -- >> reporter: you have not truly experienced
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the euphoria of that moment until you have heard it through the voice of auburn's play-by-play announcer. >> back in the end zone. he will run to the ten, 15, 20, 258, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50. 45 -- there goes davis! >> oh, my gosh! >> davis is going to run it all the way back! auburn is going to win the football game! auburn is going to win the football game! he ran the field goal back! >> reporter: the auburn grad himself, he joined nearly 90,000 fans in an eruption of excitement. >> he ran it back 109 yards! they are not going to keep them off the field tonight. holy cow! oh, my god! >> we spoke to bramblett, his voice nearly gone. he said he was trying to capture the moment. >> surprise, jubilation, relief, all wrapped up into one single play. >> reporter: the auburn faithful couldn't contain themselves either. students rushing the field. [ wild cheering ]
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>> reporter: victory and cameras in hand. a bird's eye view of the bedlam. [ screaming ] >> reporter: a sports moment for the ages. >> oh, my lord in heaven. >> reporter: rob nelson, abc news, new york. >> oh, my lord in heaven. >> oh, my god! my mom says don't say god. say gosh. oh my gosh. i played pee wee football -- nice, diane. i played pee wee football and i have never even -- never occurred to me. >> did you have an opportunity to -- >> i have been watching the pros all my life and never seen that before. >> amazing. i think a lot of people are with you on that one. coming up, an oregon man has been getting a jump on christmas giving in a big way. >> he is portland's green santa but why is he so green? it is a story in itself. and ahead in our next half-hour, will it be a green christmas for retailers this year? see what is selling and what anal
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nothing funkier than a green santa claus unless of course he is a crazy green santa named brian warner. >> he is spreading christmas cheer by giving away nearly everything he owns. we have this reported from portland, oregon. i've got this costume from australia. >> reporter: he calls himself "crazy green santa." born and raised in portland. he's an excited man -- >> i have only had in the last 80 hours seven hours of sleep. >> reporter: whose train of thought is sometimes hard to follow. >> hey, mates, how are you doing? he is hoping to start a movement. >> a lot of people wish they could quit their job because they get got the raw deal over and over. i reach mid breaking point. i said i have this money, i was planning to work another five years but you know how you want
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to tell your boss off and be like, "i'm out of here"? i actually did that and that took courage. >> reporter: so like any man who quits his job, he decided to give away his life's savings. >> after that is gone, i will have 50 bucks to my name. after those bills are paid, so this had better work. >> reporter: $10,000 given away to total strangers while his son taped it. >> i could kiss you. >> some people were in complete utter shock and disbelief. some people were very touched. >> reporter: his idea is a form of paying it forward. >> this is about sharing the love. >> i'm all smiles. i can't stop. >> reporter: now with his money gone, his sky-high hopes include -- >> macy's day parade, shirt sales -- >> reporter: the shirt sales leading to the next $10,000 he wants to give away. there's a reason they are so confident in throwing caution to the wind. >> my father has a track record of getting amazing things to happen when he puts his mind it to. >> his son doesn't look so
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to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. all right, everybody. it is "mix" time. talk about christmas cheer followed by bah humbug. this is on black friday in the mall of america. guy goes to the fourth floor balcony while a choir below is singing "let it snow," and throws $1,000 off the balcony. >> wow. >> people at the mall didn't mind and apparently witnesses say the choir sang even more intense and with gusto. but the mall and the police weren't so excited. apparently 29-year-old minnesota man serge vorobyov of apple valley was cited for disorderly conduct by the police. >> that's not very cool. >> he was ordered not to go back to the mall. mall of america spokesman said it was the first time anyone has done something like that and could have caused a
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serious situation. anyway, he was basically motivated by the christmas spirit to give away his $1,000. >> that's not very cool. police need to lighten up sometimes. >> especially when it is $1,000 floating around. >> send some this way, please. all right, so this is cool. iconic scene from "spartacus" is where spartacus stands up and says, "i am the real spartacus." well, there is an improv group where they go to starbucks and play out the scene to the amusement of everyone there. >> i'm spartacus. >> i'm spartacus. >> i'm spartacus. >> i'm spartacus. >> i'm spartacus. >> i'm spartacus. >> i'm spartacus. >> i'm spartacus. [ talking at once "i am spartacus" ] >> to let you in on what is going on here, one guy goes to the counter and says his name is
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spartacus. when the drink is ready and they say "drink for spartacus," people in on the joke says "i am spartacus" until -- >> until the dude in the loin cloth wins -- >> and he wins and gets the drink. starbucks knew about it. you know soccer moms everywhere, minivan full of kids dropping them off at soccer practice. >> a lot of work. >> mothers extraordinaire. you might have your work cut out to beat this even if you are a soccer mom. this mom has 15 kids on board. it is unbelievable. no car seats. no seat belts, no air bags. 15 kids on board. that's a taxi ride, folks. where do you think they are off to? play practice. >> swim class or something. >> track and -- >> you know what would be terrible and probably the case
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with most soccer moms, every single one of those kids has somewhere different to go. >> exactly right. every single one of those kids has somewhere different to go. >> exactly right. (sndfx: clapping) ♪no, i won't give in ♪keep holding on ♪caues ya know we'll make it through♪
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this morning on "world news now," railway nightmare. the passenger train derailment in new york. the lives lost. the hassle for commuters and the leads that investigators are following overnight. hollywood tragedy. "fast & furious" star walker's final and deadly drive. fans and friends talk about his love for speed while police uncover new clues. daring plunge. what led 63 women to celebrate the holiday by jumping out of a plane? dozens of daredevils with a single goal in mind. >> you weren't there, diana? stay classy. ron burgundy showing up next to a real-life professional co-anchor. it is in "the skinny" on this monday, december 2nd. announcer: from abc news, this
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is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> i don't know how i would take ron burgundy sitting next to me for an entire newscast. >> i don't know how you would keep a straight face. >> after a half hour the jokes are not funny anymore. you know what i mean? >> kind of a one-trick pony. >> you are laughing but it is not that funny. >> you need the whole cast to do a 30-minute show. teamwork. >> that's the way to do it. >> yeah. let's get started. we begin with the latest on the deadly derailment in new york. the train's engineer told investigators the brakes failed as he rounded the curve. >> passengers also reported that the train seemed to be going too fast. three victims died when they were thrown through the windows of the train. the other person was killed on board. gio benitez at the scene. >> reporter: as the mangled commuter train sits just feet from the river, the search for clues is on. what caused dramatic derailment that killed four and injured
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more than 60 others? the video from a passing train showing those cars on their sides. >> by the time i looked up it was completely going off its track, and there was rubble under the tracks flying at my face. >> reporter: survivors say many were asleep when the crash happened like ryan kelly who fractured his hand. >> the speed of the car when i woke up, i felt it tilting a bit. and by the time i realized what was going on, everyone was getting thrown around. >> everyone around you, were they okay? >> everyone in my car was okay except for a woman who was pinned between two seats. >> the train left at 5:54 a.m. from poughkeepsie to grand central terminal. at 7:20 a.m. southbound the train approached a large curve and that's when it derailed. >> the train is pretty beat up. the train flipped to some degree. some righted themselves after it flipped but there was with substantial damage inside. >> reporter: passengers describe it as speeding at the curve. though we don't yet know fit was going faster than usual. >> our mission is to understand not just what happened but why it happened with the intent of preventing it from happening
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again. >> reporter: new york governor cuomo touring the site of the crash tweeted this photo. >> i want to thank the first responders who have been heroic all day long. >> reporter: police commissioner ray kelly right there too as all of those people were rushed to the hospital. for people who use the train every day, what do you say to them? >> the systems are safe, based on sheer volume sometimes accidents happen. in terms of the specific cause here, that's going to have to be determined by a full investigation. >> reporter: take a look. investigators are still there searching for clues to figure out what derailed this train. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> now to a scare in the skies involving passengers on an arizona-bound u.s. airways flight this weekend. the flight from austin, texas, arrived in phoenix on saturday night. passengers advised to get a shot after it was revealed another passenger on board may have tuberculosis. public health experts say the case is unconfirmed and the risk of infection is low because the flight was short.
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scottish investigators warn the death toll from that horrific helicopter crash in moscow is likely to go up. crews are still searching the popular pub where the chopper crashed. so far eight people are confirmed dead. of the 12 still hospitalized three are in intensive care. investigators aren't sure what caused the chopper to go down. dozens of central massachusetts drivers ended their long holiday weekend piled up in a giant chain-reaction crash. in worcester, nearly 70 vehicles careened into each other. including the state trooper's car responding to the scene. the problem is freezing rain turned roadways in to sheets of invisible ice. more than 30 people had to be hospitalized. turning to the shocking crash of paul walker killed in a fiery car crash in southern california. he was believed to be in the passenger's seat at the time. officials say speed was a factor and too early to tell how fast the porsche was going. here's abc' cecilia vega. >> reporter: just minutes after
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actor paul walker, known for his role in the blockbuster hit "fast & furious," and his friend, a pro racer, drove off -- this. when rescue crews arrived, the fire ball was still burning. witnesses tried to put the fire out, too. it was too late. both were pronounced dead at the scene. >> there's nothing. we tried. we went through fire extinguishers. >> the red porsche so mangled it was unrecognizable. the pole it hit bent in two. carried away, part of an investigation that is still underway. on saturday, the 40-year-old actor attended a car show and toy drive. his daughter and son were there, too. here's walker looking at that porsche in one of his last known photos. a friend spoke to both men before they crashed a few blocks away from a charity event. a car that can reach 240 miles an hour. he's a professional driver. >> he's a professional driver. >> reporter: not the first time
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driving a car like this. >> that's why i'm shocked. >> reporter: this is where the crash happened. the impact was so great a chunk of the car flew in to that building breaking the window. walker was on a break filming "fast & furious 7." his co-star, tyrese gibson, was among those who came to the crash site to grieve as stunned friends and fans try to make sense of the actor's death that mirrors the movies he made. what's the last thing you heard paul say? >> "i'll be right back." >> i'll be right back. that's the last thing paul said. >> reporter: paul walker fans showing up here. many arriving in their high-end sports cars to pay their respects. as for the "fast & furious" sequel, it is facing a delay in production. cecilia vega, abc news. >> all right. the obama administration urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist after he appeared in a new video. the video shows 85-year-old merrill newman confessing to war crimes reading from an awkwardly phrased text. the first time he has been seen since he was detained five weeks ago.
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pulled off of a plane and no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he's in good health. they are hoping to have him home before the new year. >> the ambassador also was able to relay the message that he's being treated by doctors. the food that he is being given is good, and he feels that they are treating him well. at least that's the message from him to the ambassador to his family. no telling if he was coerced or forced into reading this, and there's no telling if the message he's giving the ambassador is in front of some official. >> of course. he's 85 years old. the concern for if his health is very legitimate. he's not the only one held in north korea. another american citizen, kenneth bay. hope they get home soon. >> absolutely. after two months of system crashes and error messages, the white house says healthcare.gov is working for the vast majority of people who log on. officials say the site is working more than 90% of the
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time. that is up from 40% when it began. the weekend relaunch was kept low key so a flood of people wouldn't crash the system again. >> people need an easy experience. it hasn't been easy. >> the good thing when you are down is you have nowhere to go but up. >> officials aren't ruling out problems accessing the website and urge customers to reach out to the call center for advanced help. look at the weather. wind, rain and heavy snow will make a mess for the pacific northwest stretching across the northern border to the great lakes. expect showers in the carolinas but mostly dry everywhere else. >> temperatures fairly typical. 30s and 40s across the north. 50s and 60s in the midsection. and 60s and 70s across the south. if good food and service aren't enough, a new mexico city is offering a new thrill for diners. it is called dinner in the skies. the patrons are strapped into race car seats -- oh my god -- then hoisted 150 feet off the ground along with the
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chefs. >> whoa! the first such restaurant was in brussels, and there are dozens of locations around the world. one warning, though, the prices are also sky high. >> that's right. they start at $130 for breakfast, $230 for dinner. i'm just not interested. >> what do you do if you have to go to the bathroom? >> what happens if they forgot an ingredient for the recipe? >> food looked good. >> exactly right. can i have another beer? >> what happens if it starts to tip over? it is just -- any time you have to brace your chest to have dinner it's not a good time. [ belch ] >> not a good place to break up with your girlfriend, by the way. >> make sure you enjoy the company you are going up with. >> absolutely. coming up in "the skinny," the surprising announcement from nba great michael jordan. and the expectations on this cybermonday. the retail push for christmas moves from the stores to the internet. you are watching "world news now."
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♪ ♪ it's cybermonday and could set a retail record. >> nearly $2 billion worth of merchandise could be sold on-line. >> over the weekend $57 billion worth of merchandise was sold as
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141 million americans went shopping. abc's chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis has more. >> reporter: holiday shoppers flooded retail stores chasing those holiday deals. >> i'm in! >> reporter: all told, americans will likely spend $57.4 billion over the four-day weekend. shoppers spent nearly $10 billion in stores on black friday. industry analysts say the number is down 13% as compared to last year on the same day. part of that drop because more stores than ever opened their doors on thanksgiving thursday. and more people than and more people than ever, 47 million, shopped. >> this is perfect. it has 100 pieces for 10 bucks. can't beat that. >> reporter: combined, spending between thursday and friday amounted to over $12 billion. a 2.3% increase compared to last year. some of those same retailers who threw open their doors early on thursday also helped tech-savvy consumers by pushing deals through their mobile apps, rebecca jarvis, abc news, new
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york. that brings us to our facebook question of the day. >> how much of your holiday shopping is done online? visit us at wnnfans.com. i like the online shopping. i know you braved the crowds on black friday. do you do any of your shopping on line? >> i do. i like shopping. >> like all kinds. never met a kind of shopping you didn't like. >> i enjoy shopping but always feel i leave a couple of people out. usually the bigger people, the people i'm going to spend more money on and end up shopping for them on line. what about you? you are all about on line. >> i'm all about on line. check it out. not a bad christmas turtleneck they gave me. no crazy deer with sparkles. >> every picture present is to diana. >> pretty good, right? >> you have to get on this. you have a lot of gifts to give me apparently. great. coming up, ron burgundy's surprising stunt on a real newscast. >> and coming up next, that's in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. ncer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny
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welcome to "the skinny," everyone. we start off with the sad news of paul walker of "fast and furious" fame dead at 40 from this accident. he was leaving a charity event. he decided to take a ride in a porsche with one of his friends and they had a terrible crash on the way back from that ride. crashed right in to a pole near los angeles and he lost his life. so did the person driving. in a fiery crash where friends rushed to the scene to help but they were there too late. people in the entertainment industry are reacting. these are all tweets including seth green who says, shocked and sad to hear about paul walker. met him several times over the years. a hard worker and always kind. prayers. olivia wilde tweeting this out. heavy, heavy heart tonight. paul walker was a genuinely good and sweet, kind, laid-back, loving person. sending love to his family. and his co-star in all of the movies he was in in "fast & furious," vin diesel tweeted out, my brother and i, we aimed for the
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stars together and achieved more than we ever hoped we would can f&f, "fast and furious," there you have it. he leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter and long-time girlfriend, as well. this kind of intertwines into what is going to happen to the "fast & furious" franchise? they were filming the seventh installment of it. it was set to be released july 11th, 2014. sources are telling tmz, some of his co-stars are so incredibly sad about this whole thing they don't want to move forward with the franchise anymore. of course the producers and directors are trying to find a way to make it happen. they don't know if they have filmed enough scenes to have an entire movie come out with him in it. >> so sad. >> really incredibly sad. >> by the way, some of the stars of the franchise, vin diesel, tyrese who was at the crash scene, praying for his friend. ludacris, dwayne johnson. it grossed $2 billion worldwide. it is an incredibly popular
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movie franchise. >> he was universally liked. by everyone who knew him crew seems. michael jordan has the right stuff. 50 years old he and his relatively new wife are expecting. >> wow! >> according to e! on-line. >> she's pretty. >> they are reporting that they are expecting their first child in april. according to a rep that talked to e! news. this will be the fourth child for the chicago bulls star. he has three grown children with his ex-wife but the first child for the cuban-american model. and yeah, they tied the knot back in april after five years of dating. so family's on the way. congratulations to them. >> cute couple. very cool. now to north dakota where an interesting person showed up on the local news. will ferrell played the role of ron burgundy the entire newscast. next to real live co-anchors. they did their thing for an entire newscast, and this is how it ended. >> wonderful to be here. really was. >> stay classy. >> what the -- oh, man.
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>> come again? >> thank you. >> am i supposed to read that? are you married? >> no. >> well, i am. >> he didn't even crack a smile during this entire thing. apparently she kept saying over and over again, it is hard ton laugh." but they tried not to laugh and tried to make it a real deal and he was reading real news, not doing his own thing. >> like how awkward the ending was. really was awkward. didn't know what to do. hard to know what to do. one mistake is trying to be funnier than the comedian. you get tongue tied. wrapping up the "the skinny," sharon osbourne talking about the weirdest, strangest plastic surgery she's ever had. listen to this. >> what was the worst, most painful procedure? >> having my vagina tightened. >> hello. she said that. i didn't say that. she said that. apparently she said it was her most painful surgery. she said it was quote excruciating. the audience erupted in to laughter. she said this on "the graham norton show."
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♪ a group of women found themselves free falling this weekend with high over the arizona desert. >> they drove out of the plane to the record books kicking off the holiday in free-flying style. linzie janis has their story. >> reporter: these 63 women are about to set a world sky diving record. this is not your traditional jump, flying on your belly.
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these women, ranging from 20 to 53 years old, are doing a super fast, super dangerous sport known as free flying. the largest all-female formation ever. >> it is vertical. so we're on our heads while we're in free fall. >> reporter: yes, they are upside down, hurtling head first toward the arizona desert at 165 miles an hour. in free fall for a minute and a half using their legs and feet as rudders to steer themselves in to this flower shape. >> all 63 women have to do the do exactly their job. >> reporter: the women say it is like standing in a hurricane, nearly impossible to move. then comes the most dangerous part of the jump. the divers, many of them nonprofessional, many mothers, break from formation in three waves. each diver must turn themselves 180 degrees in horizontal positions, flying to a place where they have enough space to open their parachutes.
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>> something that no one has ever, ever done. >> reporter: 63 daring women now in the history books. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> that's impressive. >> no. >> no? >> impressive, yes. >> 61 chicks who are a lot braver than this right here. you look good, diana. got the right stuff. >> i'm blonde in that picture but that's okay. that's the closest i'm going to get to doing something like that. >> never say never but i have a hunch. >> it is crazy cool. >> crazy cool, unbelievable and they go much faster than a traditional sky dive. >> and the fact they are doing a formation up there -- >> and the way they have to brake. just nuts. the previous record was 41. that annihilated that. >> smashed that record. good for them. moms being cool. way cooler than me. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing orld niacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning -- a tragic end to the holiday weekend. four people are killed, dozens injured when a train derail near new york city. new details overnight about the victims. we're live on the scene. health scare aboard a plane. everyone on board at risk for a potentially deadly disease. spread through the air. plus, the shopping scene should be more subdued today. it is cyber monday. we'll show you which sites are offering the best bargains. and this could be the way your holiday gifts arrive in the not so distant future. delivery by drone. who wants to do it and when could it become a reality? good monday morning. crews worked through the night at the scene of the deadly